Office furniture and supplies giveaway to charitable and community organisations

Surplus to Purpose, a Leeds based charity would like to share with third sector organisations that they have office furniture and stationary supplies available to you, free of charge or a donation if you are able.


Everything offered on a first come, first served basis. You can view the stock or arrange a collection by appointment only.

For more details, contact Surplus 2 Purpose directly:

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Morrisons Illingworth Ask for Henry and get a Jacket Potato until November 6th

Morrisons Supermarket in Illingworth are kindly offering a free Jacket Potato with baked beans to anyone who is hungry or struggling with the cost of living.

To get your potato, just ask one of the for cafe staff HENRY.

This initiative is available to all Morrisons that have their own cafe on site.

This offer ends Sunday 6th November and is only available while stocks last.

Exclusive £1,000 giveaway for the third sector

To help ease the hardship the third sector is facing, easyfundraising is giving away £500 to one organisation and £100 to five organisations.

To be in with the chance of winning, register with easyfundraising by 23:59 on 31 October 2022. If your organisation is signed up already, you can still enter by raising three donations between 1st and 31st October.

easyfundraising is committed to helping our sector flourish, especially as we go through challenging times. Their approach to fundraising is simple; they turn everyday online purchases into free, unrestricted funding you can use to support yourselves and the wider community.

They and over 7,000 brands want to give back to local groups and communities, so when someone shops at one of the brands, easyfundraising shares a percentage of what they’ve spent with your organisation for free. For example, if a volunteer did their food shop at Sainsbury’s, their first home delivery shop would generate £6 for your organisation. After that, every weekly shop would generate £2. So in a year, your organisation would receive £108 – for free.

There are huge benefits of joining easyfundraising;

  • It provides a continuous, free, and unrestricted funding source for all third-sector organisations.
  • An easy and inclusive way for people to give without it coming directly out of their pockets.
  • It requires little time and effort to manage so you can carry on with what’s really important.

We don’t want our organisations to miss out. Be sure to enter the giveaway by 23:59 on 31 October 2022 and start making use of this fantastic fundraising option. Particularly as we head into the busiest shopping period of the year – it’s a great way to top up your funds.

Sign up and enter the competition here:

easyfundraising Donations Advent Calendar

Open the door to £250 donations this Christmas

It’s officially Christmas, and helping you to jingle all the way to the big day, are easyfundraising who are giving third sector organisations daily opportunities to win free donations.

Open the doors in their big Advent giveaway and open doors to Christmas magic – daily donation prizes of £250 and a huge £10,000 donation giveaway on 25 December.

Give your organisation the gift of free donations this year, more info here: 

About the scheme:

Each day through December easyfundraising give away a £250 donation to a good cause and then on Christmas Day they give away a huge £10k donation!  This has run for a number of years and it is really well received.  All people have to do to enter is click the daily door to open it and they could win £250 for their chosen good cause. 

Former Halifax Inspector Canoes Around Britain for Charity

On Monday 24 July 2017, together with his nephew Davis Gould-Duff, former Halifax Police Inspector Colin Skeath completed a circumnavigation of the mainland UK by Open Canoe which has never been done before.

Starting in Strontian on the west coast of Scotland on the 30 April the 2 men covered a total of 2064 miles over 86 days with several challenging sea crossings including Wales to Northern Ireland.

The pair were raising money for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Huddersfield.

Since taking the amazing journey with his nephew, Mr Skeath has said;

“I have had the privilege of seeing our stunning coastline at close quarters. I have paddled with dolphins and basking sharks and seen so many spectacular seabirds from puffins to eagles. One of the things that will remain as a high point are some wonderful people who have gone out of their way to help us on our journey. These random acts of kindness will stay with me for a long time

“The journey was as difficult as anything I have undertaken and tested my leadership, courage and determination.  I found the daily decision making of embarking on a voyage stressful, with dire consequences if we got it wrong!

“In so many ways It has been a massive learning experience for me. At the forefront of this is my conviction that the most important thing we have is other people.

“During this adventure, I became very focused on the task and whilst I was aware of some of the social media activity (mainly facebook). I didn’t realise the scale of support I was receiving from ex colleagues and friends in Calderdale

“Now, as I am at home reviewing communications and not as engrossed,  I have been “blown away” by everyone’s messages of congratulations. I have been stunned by some of the activities that were on going in the Police and Council to welcome me home. I know that people have worked really hard and given themselves, to raise money for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

“So thank you so much for being such and important part of my journey.”

Visit Canoe Around Britain on Facebook for videos and more.

Car Wash at Illingworth Fire Station this Saturday

Fire Fighters CharityWest Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service are holding a car wash this weekend

Saturday 4 March – 10.30am to 3.30pm
At Illingworth Fire Station, Keighley Road, Illingworth.

So go along and be sure to have your car washed to help raise money for the Fire fighters Charity

Send some Love to local animals in need this valentines

valentails-photo-blue-female-dogThe RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & District branch are asking supporters to pick a different kind of Valentine this year. The local branch which is entirely self funded, is calling on the public to choose an animal at their centre to send a ‘Valentails’ card to and put a little love in their lives! If the branch receives enough cards, they plan to build a Valen-Tower at the RSPCA Animal centre on Wade Street, Halifax

Fay Gibbons, Events Coordinator, hopes that with the support of public, the branch can have a bit of fun this February whilst raising awareness and raise vital funds, so that they can continue to help the many abandoned, abused and neglected animals in need in the Calderdale and Huddersfield area

Fay said,

“ This February we wanted to have a little fun and also show the animals that they will find love, so we really hope the public will support us in our Valentails appeal. The animals we rescue and rehabilitate here at the centre have often had unimaginable starts in life and all they need is a little bit of love, so it would be lovely to build our Valentower as high as possible and show them that their fur-ever family isn’t far away.”

“We’re calling on individuals, schools and businesses to send your chosen animal a Valentails card. We hope this will help raise awareness for the branch, and the local community will help us create something beautiful for local animals in need.”

valentails-photo-jacko-dogTo support the branch’s Valentails appeals all you need to do is visit their website: and select your chosen animal from the ‘Animals For Adoption’ list. You can then post your card to: RSPCA Halifax & Huddersfield, Wade Street, Halifax, HX1 1SN.

If you don’t have time to post a card but still want to show your support you can donate online via the website, Text RSPC40 £2 to 70070 or visit

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and District Branch are a completely self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work.  Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open.